FAQ’s

What is the quality of steel used for your tiles and will it rust?

Coversys only uses steel made by ArcelorMittal in Luxembourg with whom we have had a technical partnership since 1996. We use only Aluzinc+® AZ150 coated steel. The Aluminium-Zinc proportions are 55%-45% and this combination has been developed for better corrosion resistance.

What about your paint, is it UV resistance and will it fade?

Our paint supplier is an industry leading premier global paint and coating company. The coatings are specially designed to resist UV light and provide exceptional durability of the finished tile which allows us to offer long warranty periods.

Tiles on the market have stone coating or granules. Why?

Competitors offer stone coated tiles (tiles with granules) which attract dust, bird manure and dead leaves and become a breeding ground for organic growth such as bacteria, lichens, mildew, moss etc. and are therefore difficult to clean. The surface of our smooth tiles is cleaned by runoff rain and the cover coating remains easy for maintenance without mechanical or aggressive means.

How easy it is to install steel roof tiles?

Many customers use our tiles for their DIY requirements. A steel roof is incredibly lightweight, weighing one seventh the weight of concrete or clay tiles. This means that you can install a steel roof over most existing roofs, eliminating the cost, time and effort associated with a messy removal of an old roof.

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How long will my steel roof last?

Metal roofs can last for more than 50 years which makes the life cycle cost of a metal roof very low. One very important advantage of a steel roof is that your roof will continue looking fresh and new for many years to come requiring no additional maintenance. Steel is considered as a sustainable material for the future.

Is my roof fire resistant?

Metal is a non-combustible material, and so a metal roof will never catch fire like cedar and asphalt roofs. Your insurance companies may look favourably upon a steel roof and offer lower premiums.

What sort of savings can I expect using steel roof tiles?

The relatively lightweight nature of steel roofs will help ease the structural burden on homes and offer savings to the construction cost. A steel roof can be installed at a much faster rate than traditional clay or concrete roofs offering savings on programme and cost. An additional advantage is that steel roofs can be installed in all weather conditions.

Are roofs with steel tiles noisy?

The difference in sound level (measured in decibels) produced by rain drops hitting the roof surface of an asphalt shingle roof or clay/concrete roof, compared to a metal roof will be largely undetectable to the human ear. Additionally the roof insulation will curtail any sound transmission to the inside of the dwelling.

Will I get hot under a steel roof?

A metal roof has a cool reflective surface, which reflects solar heat back into the atmosphere, rather than absorbing it inside a home or a building.

How do I maintain my steel tiles roof?

The surface is cleaned by runoff rain and it remains easy to maintain without mechanical or aggressive means. The energy efficiency of your home will increase with a steel roof.

10 other facts

  • A metal roof will not increase the likelihood of your home getting struck by lightning.
  • You can install solar photovoltaic panels on a roof with Coversys tiles.
  • You can install Coversys steel roof tiles over a roof with existing bituminous felt, this will offer you cost savings.
  • Coversys has developed a specific accessory for the installation of steel tiles over asbestos roofs.
  • Skylights can be installed with the Coversys roofing system.
  • The Coversys products were tested and approved to be used on low slopes starting from 7° (12 %).
  • The Coversys steel roof tiles can withstand heavy falls of snow.
  • Metal can withstand impact from falling objects such as hail, sticks, etc. without any damage to the roof.
  • Metal roofs will protect your house against hurricane level winds.
  • It is perfectly safe to harvest rainwater for human consumption. Our competitors use biocide treatments to inhibit organic growth on their tiles, so beware!